Phi Beta Cons

College students demand more subsidies

Inside Higher Education features an article today on

student “tent cities.” They’re supposed to show the need for increased

governmental spending on higher education. One student is quoted as saying,

“We should be building coalitions to shift the burden to politicians.” What

she actually means, of course, is that politicians should shift more of the

cost of her education to the taxpayers.
There is a depressing entitlement mentality at work here and, surprisingly

enough, the UMass chancellor, John Lombardi, comes right out and says so.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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